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 Mary “May” <I>Haupert</I> Palen

Mary “May” Haupert Palen

Birth
Canton de Diekirch, Diekirch, Luxembourg
Death 8 Jan 1937 (aged 91)
Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 25165835 · View Source
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My second Great Maternal Grandmother, Mary "May" (Haupert) Palen, wife of Leopold "Leo" Frank Palen.

Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Haupert (mother's maiden name unknown) of Luxembourg.

Leo and May married in 29 March 1864 in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Leopold was a farmer, and Mary was a Homemaker.

Parents of fifteen (15) children: Frank Joseph, Anne (Molitor), Mary A. (Hengel), Charles, Frances (Fuos), Nicholas Frank "Nick", Franciska (Molitor), Anna Catherine, Johanna "Jennie" (Gaspard), Henry, John, Emil Francis, Josephine (Westcott), Lucille "Lucy" N. (Koel), and Joseph Frank "Joe" Palen.

Name: Mary Palen
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1865
Event Place: Mayville, Houston, Minnesota, United States
Gender: Female
Volume: 5
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Leopold Palen M
Mary Palen F
Francis Palen M
Family Number: 19 , Line Number: 34 , GS Film number: 565715 , Digital Folder Number: 004539663 , Image Number: 00304
Citing this Record
"Minnesota, State Census, 1865 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SPSQ-L4N : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Mary Palen in household of Leopold Palen, Mayville, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing volume , line , State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm .

According to the U.S.Census for Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota for 1880, May's father, Frank Haupert (Hupert), resided with "Leo" and "May" Palen in 1880. He was listed as age 72, retired farmer from Luxembourg. According to family all were Catholic.

1880 U.S. Census for Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota list a "Hupert FRANK", Father-in-Law, W, Male, age 72, born in Luxembourg, Retired Farmer, Widower, Parents born in Luxembourg, as residing with Leo & May Palen and their eight children.
name:Leopold Palen
residence:Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
birthdate:1840
birthplace:Luxembourg
relationship to head:Self
spouse's name:May Palen
spouse's birthplace:Luxembourg
father's name:
father's birthplace:Luxembourg
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:Luxembourg
race or color (expanded):White
ethnicity (standardized):American
gender:Male
martial status:Married
age (expanded):40 years
occupation:Farmer
nara film number:T9-0623
page:366
page character:B
entry number:2583
film number:1254623
 HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
selfLeopold PalenM40Luxembourg
wifeMay PalenF38Luxembourg
sonFrank PalenM15Luxembourg
dauAnna PalenF13Minnesota, United States
dauMary A. PalenF11Minnesota, United States
dauFrances PalenF8Minnesota, United States
sonNicholas PalenM6Minnesota, United States
dauJane PalenF5Minnesota, United States
sonHenry PalenM3Minnesota, United States
sonJohn PalenM4MMinnesota, United States
Hupert FrankM72Luxembourg
Source Citation
"United States Census, 1880," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ98-44D : accessed 25 June 2012), Leopold Palen, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota.

Name: Mrs. Mary Palen
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 08 Jan 1937
Event Place: Winona, Minnesota
Record Number: 745657
Certificate Number: 017500
Certificate Year: 1937
File Name: 017500
Affiliate Batch Identifier: NN362DO
Typed or Handwritten: H
Citing this Record
"Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4WT-D41 : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Mrs. Mary Palen, 08 Jan 1937; citing "Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002," Ancestry.com; Winona, Minnesota, record 745657, certificate number 017500, Department of Health, Minneapolis.

Thanks to Leonard Greenwood, I now have a photo of Leopold & Mary (Haupert) Palen's headstone. Thanks so much, Leonard.

"Today (August 21, 2012), my Mom, Virginia Besse (Palen) Long, became the longest-living Palen in the family tree. She surpassed May "Mary" (Haupert) Palen by one day today. My Mom actually knew May, her Great Grandmother. May used to have Mom sit at her feet and tell her stories about riding a covered wagon all the way to Caledonia, Minnesota. She also told her how the Indians sometimes would ride into town and scare the women. May, who was quite brave, helped care for the squaws and their babies. Its remarkable that Mom knew someone who was born in 1845! Mom's memory is very short these days, but she's outstanding when she reminisces about things that happened in her childhood!"
~~~source: Mark Richard Long (my cousin)
ACCORDING TO MARK R. LONG, SON OF VIRGINIA BESSEPALEN LONG, SHE SAID THAT MARY (HAUPERT) PALEN WAS BORN ON 11 APRIL 1845 NOT 1844 LIKE THE HEADSTONE READS.


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  • Created by: Sally Frederick-Tudor
  • Added: 9 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25165835
  • Sally Frederick-Tudor
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary “May” Haupert Palen (11 Apr 1845–8 Jan 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25165835, citing Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Sally Frederick-Tudor (contributor 46931048) .